"Every man, woman and child consumes, on average, 43 teaspoons of sugar a day. In 13 days that adds up to a five-pound bag of sugar. -John Mackey, CEO Whole Foods, Wall St Journal 10.3.09This doesn't mean, says Dr. Heidi, that every man, woman and child is sitting around eating 43 teaspoons of sugar each day. We all know lots of sugar is in candy, cookies, ice cream and sodas. But it's also in places you might never guess.
Did you know nearly ALL bacon, sausage and the all-beef hot dogs (from Whole Foods) have SUGAR in them? That's not all...Yikes! The sugar is there because, I guess, we love it. We're addicted to it. OMG.
Sauces, especially barbecue sauce and ketchup have sugar. Plus mayonnaise, salad dressings, energy bars, ham and other deli meats (look for sugar or dextrose), canned chicken stock and soups (dextrose, corn syrup, sugar), and box cereals.
P.S. I NEVER knew there was sugar in bacon and all-beef hot dogs until a week ago. I don't buy those anymore. I never did buy any of the other stuff. Who knew?